City University of New York

CUNY Denies Report On Jewish Hiring Classification


The City University of New York denied a report that it had created a special minority designation for Jewish faculty.

Rather, a university spokesman told JTA, the university simply had responded to requests by Jewish faculty members to be recruited for focus groups aimed at boosting the recruitment of minorities to serve on the CUNY faculty—part of the university’s new Demographic Action Plan.

Peter Beinart and Boston Federation Head Spar Over Birthright


Peter Beinart and the president of the Boston Jewish federation sparred over Birthright Israel during a public event at Harvard University.

Beinart, already in the news for calling for a boycott against Israeli settlements, slammed the travel program that has brought hundreds of thousands of young Jews to Israel.

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